Monday, 10 January 2011

Kyrgyzstan Honors Putin

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In a gesture of goodwill to Moscow, the government of Kyrgyzstan decided to name a 14,587-foot mountain, located in the Tian-Shan range in northern Kyrgyzstan, the Putin Mountain in honor of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The announcement was made by Kyrgyz Prime Minister Almazbek Atambayev, “who signed the bill to rename the peak,” according to the Telegraph

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The news of the dedication came on December 17, just 10 days before Prime Minister Atambayev’s first official state visit to Moscow since coming to office.